Kawakawa Cleansing Bar

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    The Kawakawa & Chlorophyll gentle Cleansing Bar is perfect for both face and body and safe for use on baby's sensitive skin. Ideal as a gentle cleansing option for sensitive skin.

    Kawakawa has been used for generations to calm and soothe dry, itchy, irritated skin and skin prone to eczema. With the addition of Kawakawa Chlorophyll, which supports skin repair due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. These bars are made with Kawakawa harvested according to prime days in the Maramataka - the Māori lunar calendar - when the essence of the plant is at its most potent.

    When you buy a Kawakawa Cleansing Bar, we'll donate one to an organisation providing self-care essentials to those in need.

    Size: 110g


    Wet bar and lather.
    To get the most from your cleansing bar, store it outside the shower on a well-draining soap dish.


    Safe for all ages.


    Glycerin, Aqua, Sorbitol, Sodium Palm Kernelate*, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Oleate, Kawakawa infused Sweet Almond Oil, Kawakawa Leaf Extract (Chlorophyll), Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Pentasodium Pentetate (<0.1%)**, Tetrasodium Etidronate(<0.1%)**.

    *RSPO certified ** EWG rating 1


    Kawakawa infused Sweet Almond Oil, Kawakawa Chlorophyll.


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    Refunds and returns

    If you change your mind, simply return unopened, unused product for a full refund. In the very unlikely event of a negative reaction, get in touch to share your experience and discuss returning the product to us for a refund. If you have been using steroid cream, skin can be more sensitive and you will need to wean into use gradually. Need help? Get in touch for a chat.

    Our Returns information is here.

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    Your Questions Answered

    Which cleansing product in the Frankie range is best for me?

    Good question. We have several options in the range now and here's a summary of how and when to use them. 

    Kūmarahou + Cocoa Butter Facial Cleansing Bar. A gentle cleansing bar for all skin types, including sensitive skin. 

    Kawakawa Cleansing Bar with Kawakawa Chlorophyll. This bar offers a deep clean and maximises the anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties of Chlorophyll. Excellent for acne-prone or blemish prone skin and sensitive skin. Least hydrating cleanser in the range. 

    Gentle Oil Cleanser & Makeup Remover. Effortlessly removes makeup and sunscreen. A gentle cleansing oil free from emulsifiers and soaping agents. Oil cleansing is suitable for all skin types. Most hydrating cleanser in the Frankie range. 

    Double-cleansing with the Gentle Oil Cleanser/Makeup Remover and the Kūmarahou + Cocoa Butter Facial Cleansing Bar. This two-step process is for makeup days or to remove sunscreen. First use the oil cleanser to remove makeup by applying to dry skin, massaging and removing the excess with a warm, damp facecloth. Dry skin. Follow with the Kūmarahou + Cocoa Butter Facial Cleansing Bar. 

    I have sensitive skin. are the Facial cleansers ok for me?

    Yes! All Frankie Apothecary skin care is designed to be gentle on sensitive skin.

    The Kūmarahou + Cocoa Butter Facial Cleansing Bar has been formulated to be gentle and kind to your skin. With a pH of 5.5 it works with the skin's natural acid/alkali balance so it won't strip your skin of natural oils.

    Our Gentle Oil Cleanser and the Kawakawa Cleansing Bar with Kawakawa Chlorophyll are also gentle and suitable for sensitive skin.

    As with any new product, always patch test for 24 hours before use.

    I have acne-prone skin what should I use?

    You have a couple of great options!

    We've had feedback from customers with acne-prone skin who have found the Kawakawa Cleansing Bar with Kawakawa Chlorophyll helpful. This bar offers a deep cleansing action for face and body and is suited to sensitive skin. Interestingly, chlorophyll has been shown to have anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties.

    Our Gentle Oil Cleanser is also a good option for those with acne. Oil cleansing has been used for centuries and works on the basis that like attracts like with the oil cleanser dissolving oil in the skin and impurities, helping to flush the skin.

    Oil cleansing is popular amongst many people with acne-prone skin. It's always a good idea to patch test first for 24 hours. 

    Keep in mind, oil cleansing is quite different from regular cleansers and will help dissolve trapped sebum in the skin. This can cause an initial 'purge' period as clogged pores are cleared and debris is released. This can mean skin gets worse before getting better and this period can last from 2 to 4 days, up to a couple of weeks. This is a normal sign that your skin is restoring its balance. 

    If you have any questions, just get in touch with us by email or via our chat - we're happy to help any way we can.

    Is your Facial Cleansing Range vegan?

    Yes, all our cleansers are vegan - Kūmarahou + Cocoa Butter Facial Cleansing Bar, Gentle Oil Cleanser/Makeup Remover and Kawakawa Cleansing Bar with Kawakawa Chlorophyll.